Health + Care

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Transform + Achieve

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Transform + Achieve

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

Create Without Ceasing

Education

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, National University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Christian Education, Biola University (1989)

Campus Involvement

  • Board Game Club
  • Gift-in-Kind Review Committee Member
  • Core Course Coordinator and Committee Member
  • Creativity and Innovation Coordinator

Don Perini, M.F.A.

  • Professor of Creativity and Innovation
  • Director of the Creativity and Innovation Honors Institute

  • Interdisciplinary Studies Division

Education

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, National University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Christian Education, Biola University (1989)

Campus Involvement

  • Board Game Club
  • Gift-in-Kind Review Committee Member
  • Core Course Coordinator and Committee Member
  • Creativity and Innovation Coordinator

Professor Don Perini believes that the most effective way to preparing his students for their careers is to bridge the gap between knowledge and skills by engaging in useful projects, problem-based learning, Yoda Sessions and personal mentoring. By teaching skills in creativity and innovation, he equips students to become lifelong learners, master adapters and problem solvers who have developed the empathetic and collaboration skills needed in today’s marketplace. He received the Teacher of the Year Award at Cornerstone University in 2006.

In addition to teaching, Professor Perini travels the nation shaping the way educators, writers and entrepreneurs think about creativity and innovation. His newly released book, “Emerge,” encourages individuals to practice creative habits in order to produce meaningful work.

Hobbies

  • CREATING BOARD GAMES
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING
  • WRITING SCREENPLAYS
  • HOSTING STUDENTS FOR A MEAL AND PARTY GAMES

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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